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250 Beachwood Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054, US
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Cost: $40 participants/$20 staff (includes morning refreshments, lunch, and a patch)

The April 14, 2018 Northern New Jersey and Patriots’ Path Councils’ College of Commissioner Science is a full day of learning with opportunities to earn degrees in Commissioner Science, a certificate in Continuing Education as a commissioner, or basic training and a certificate in Roundtable Commissioning. You will be getting the most uptodate information on ways to improve your service to your units. These informative classes are packed with material you can use on your next unit contact, and are presented by faculty who are highly experienced and trained, dedicated, and are enthusiastic about this year’s college.  You can expect a great day packed with solid learning experiences plus friendship and fellowship.


The college’s objectives are to help commissioners expand their skills beyond those of Commissioner Basic Training and to expand the unit service philosophy.   The goal of this experience shall be to promote the increased effectiveness of the individual commissioner.

This ongoing training opportunity will benefit both new and experienced Commissioners. Any adult leader that is curious about the numerous resources available in the Scouting movement is invited to attend.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jeffrey Goldsmith, outgoing NER Area 5 Commissioner


7:15 – 7:45      Registration

7:45 – 8:00      Welcome with Chancellor, Area 5, and Council Commissioners

8:00 – 8:55      Period 1 (55 min.)

8:55 – 9:50      Period 2 (55 min.)

9:50 – 10:05    Break I (15 min.)

10:05 – 11:00 Period 3 (55 min.)

11:00 – 11:55  Period 4 (55 min.)

11:55 – 12:55 Lunch and Keynote Speaker (60 min.)

12:55 – 1:50    Period 5 (55 min.)

1:50 – 2:45      Period 6 (55 min.)

2:45 – 3:00      Break II (10 min.)

3:00 – 3:55      Period 7 (55 min.)

4:00 – 4:30      Closing Ceremony and Graduation (30 min.)

UNIFORM:  Please wear your Field Uniform (some still call this the ‘Class A’ Uniform) in accordance with all official BSA uniforming requirements.

WHERE:       Brooklawn Middle School,

250 Beachwood Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054

Click here for directions

The Trading Post, with a whole host of commissioner resources, patches, and apparel will also be open!  Please bring your credit card, checkbook, or cash.



College Chancellor Chris Dufford invites you to be part of the 2018 NNJC/PPC College of Commissioner Science faculty or staff.  Please contact our College Dean, Dr. Geoff Zoeller, at or at 973-270-7436.



Click here for the 2018 flyer

Click here for the 2018 Degree Requirements

Click here for the 2018 listing of courses and schedule

Click here for the full 2018 course catalog with descriptions of classes

Click here for the 2018 Doctor of Commissioner Science Degree Guidebook

Click here for a fillable Progress Record form


Contact E-mail

Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

Scout Shop Hours:
9am - 6pm (Mon., Wed., Thurs.)
9am - 8pm (Tues.)
9am - 5pm (Fri.)
9am - 2pm (Sat.)
Closed Sundays
25 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland N.J. 07436 | 201-677-1000  |  HOURS: MON - FRI 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM